Woman miraculously survives crash with minor injuries after car crushed, folded by semi-truck in Washington

“There’s really not a word to describe this collision. Miraculously believed to be minor injuries.”

Trooper Rocky Oliphant says the woman was driving in a 2015 Nissan on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon when a trailing semi-truck crashed into her car from behind. (Washington State Patrol)

WASHINGTON – A woman’s survival after her car was flattened by a semi-truck is nothing short of a miracle, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Trooper Rocky Oliphant says the woman was driving in a Nissan Altima on Interstate 5 in Mount Vernon when a trailing semi-truck crashed into her car from behind. The impact of the collision caused her car to fold in half and then, the semi-truck came to rest on top of it, flattening the car.

Authorities say the car’s back end of the car folded on top of itself.

Luckily, the woman escaped the crash with minor injuries, Oliphant reports.

Oliphant said in his 14 years of working he has never seen anything like this.

“There’s really not a word to describe this collision. Miraculously believed to be minor injuries,” he said.


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